Mystery House -- that strange publishing firm owned by Dan and Barbara Glenn -- where each new novel is acted out by the Mystery House staff, before it is accepted for publication.
Mystery House was a program in the 1950s, but not your "run of the mill"-type program. Actually, it was more of a proving ground for novels. Dan and Barbara Glenn owned a publishing company named "Mystery House" located at 70 Park Avenue, New York City.
Dan and Barbara decided to test some of their novels on a real listening audience. Each episode was taken from a novel they were planning on publishing. The entire staff at Mystery House was involved, everyone doing their part, whether it was rewriting to adapt it to radio, playing the parts, or doing sound effects -- everyone joined in.
Sadly, not a lot is known about this series. Only fifteen episodes are known to exist.
From the Old Time Radio Researcher's Group. See "Note" Section below for more information on the OTRR.
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This is the Single Episode Page. The Certified Set includes extras not found here. It is located at OTRR Certified Set. This page is provided in case you want to sample the shows.
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Relax, listen, and enjoy!
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September 15, 2017 Subject:
Restored versions of Mystery House
Radio Archives out of Spokane, Washington has completely restored each of the existing radio shows from Mystery House back to a crystal quality that probably is better than when they initially were aired depending on the strength of the radio station. They are available for sale in one complete volume from Radio Archives which is the only group I know of that has even attempted to restore this particular radio show.
If you like this series, you will definitely enjoy the restoration efforts and are only available through Radio Archives which is listed on the Internet.
September 19, 2014 Subject:
Good Shows But Very Muddy Sounding. Fix Up?
These are good shows, from what I can make out. The sound is very muddy. I tried many equalizer settings that didn't help much. Is there an audio mixing engineer here that can process these shows? Probably would have to use some phase shifting to bring them back to intelligibility.